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Southern Corn Cakes (Hoe Cake) Recipe

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This recipe for Southern Corn Cakes (Hoe Cake), by , is from The Getzen Family Recipes and Remembrances, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Mrs. Henry Getzen (Frances Julia, Aunt Fannie)
Added: Sunday, June 19, 2005

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup sifted white corn meal (stone ground is best)
Pinch of salt
Sweet milk

Directions:
Directions:
Add enough sweet milk to corn meal and salt to make a rather thin batter. Have skillet or hoe hot and well greased. Drop cakes on, a spoonful at a time. Cook as you would cook batter cakes. When ready to serve, that is, when browned, put a thick piece of butter on each hot cake.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
When Diddy was learning to cook, Katherine gave her a cook book, "Favorite Recipes," compiled by the North Augusta Chapter of Winthrop Daughters and printed in 1929. There were 26 recipes contributed by 9 Mealings, Getzens, Butlers and even a Perrin cousin. I've included a few for old times. There was even a recipe for Pineapple Salad from Mrs. Calvin Coolidge. Like this recipe many called for a pinch of this and a glub of that cooked in a hot oven. I'll be glad to share these with any relatives who would like to read old recipes from 1929. Mother made these when we went up to the pond in Sweetwater on Daddy's day off (Thursday). Daddy would bring Lillie (my great aunt, who lived at the old Currytown Mealing home) down for lunch, which was usually chicken a la king, rice, green salad and hoe cakes. I've tried to make them like mother did, but they are just not the same!

 

 

 

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